Amos Kellogg (1716 - 1777) MP

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Birthplace: Westfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
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About Amos Kellogg

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126. AMOS, son of Ensign Stephen (31), b. 30 Sept., 1716; m. (1) (pub. in Springfield, Mass., 12 Feb., 1744), Mary Stebbins, daughter of Joseph Stebbins and Rebecca ___.

She d. ___; he m. (2) 27 May, 1747, Prudence Sedgwick, b. 14 Sept., 1724. daughter of Ebenezer Sedgwick, b. in Hartford, 25 Feb., 1695, and Prudence Merrill, b. 22 Dec., 1700.

He d. in Sheffield, 26 Nov., 1770. He was one of the first four settlers west of the Housatonic; she m. (2) 22 Jan., 1783, Capt. Stephen Dewey, of Sheffield; d. in Sheffield, 11 Sept., 1812, aged 77.**

  • Of early marriages, Madame Knight, traveling through Connecticut in 1704, wrote thus in her diary of Connecticut youth: "They generally marry very young; the males oftener, as I am told, under twenty years than above."—Customs and Fashions in Old New England, p. 76.

"These youthful marriages may in part be accounted for by the fact that up to the revolution boys reached man's estate at 16 years of age, became taxpayers and served in the militia." Child Life in Colonial Days, p. 190.

"So says her gravestone in Sheffield, but this is probably an error; it would make her but 12 years of age when she m. Amos Kellogg. • Goodwin's Genealogical Notes, p. 181, give date of her birth 14 Sept., 1724.

Children, b. in Sheffield.

+434 Ebenezer, b. 29 Feb., 1748; m. Sarah Austin.

435 Josiah,6 b. 15 Apr., 1750; d. 12 Dec., same year.

+436 Jesse, b. 28 Aug., 1751; m. Mrs. Rhoda (Callender) Kellogg (411).

437 Abigail, b. 23 Nov., 1752; m. about 1802, Harris and went west.

+438 Prudence, b. 23 Sept., 1754; m. Noah Ely Hubbard.

+439 Mart, b. 2 Dec., 1756; m. Dr. William Bull.

+440 Thankful, b.5 Oct., 1758; m. (1) Aaron Callender; (2) Elijah Stanton.

+441 Amos, b. 27 Sept., 1760; m. Rachel Porter.

+442 Aaron, b. 19 July, 1762; m. Susan Huntington Branch.

+443 Josiah, b. 12 Aug., 1764; m. Affia Holcomb.

+444 Joanna, b. 4 July, 1766; m. Nathaniel Winslow.

445 Joseph, b. _. Ebenezer Kellogg, yeoman, of Sheffield, was appointed Joseph's guardian in 1782. Probably Joseph d. young. Mrs. Rachel Strong, a daughter of Amos (441), and Rev. Hiram Huntington Kellogg, son of Aaron (442), wrote, in 1873, that they had seen the other children of Amos (126), but had never heard of Joseph.

Source:

"The Kelloggs in the Old World and the New," Volume 1, Timothy Hopkins, 1903, pp. 72-73.

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Amos Kellogg's Timeline

1716
September 30, 1716
Westfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
1747
May 27, 1747
Age 30
1748
February 29, 1748
Age 31
1750
April 15, 1750
Age 33
1751
August 28, 1751
Age 34
1752
November 23, 1752
Age 36
1754
September 23, 1754
Age 37
1756
December 2, 1756
Age 40
1758
October 5, 1758
Age 42
1760
September 27, 1760
Age 43